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Date published: May 12, 2020

USGS Responds to Spring Flooding

U.S. Geological Survey field crews are measuring flooding across the country as spring weather is in full swing. Warming temperatures, increased precipitation and snowmelt have caused moderate to major flooding in the upper Midwest, East Coast, Central Plains and the Southeast portions of the country.

Date published: May 31, 2019

The 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season is Here, USGS is Ready

The 2019 Atlantic hurricane season starts June 1, and the U.S. Geological Survey is prepared to provide science that can help guide efforts to protect lives and property if a major storm makes landfall this season.

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Year Published: 2019

Guidelines for determining flood flow frequency—Bulletin 17C

Accurate estimates of flood frequency and magnitude are a key component of any effective nationwide flood risk management and flood damage abatement program. In addition to accuracy, methods for estimating flood risk must be uniformly and consistently applied because management of the Nation’s water and related land resources is a collaborative...

England, John F.; Cohn, Timothy A.; Faber, Beth A.; Stedinger, Jery R.; Thomas, Wilbert O.; Veilleux, Andrea G.; Kiang, Julie E.; Mason,, Robert R.
England, J.F., Jr., Cohn, T.A., Faber, B.A., Stedinger, J.R., Thomas, W.O., Jr., Veilleux, A.G., Kiang, J.E., and Mason, R.R., Jr., 2019, Guidelines for determining flood flow frequency—Bulletin 17C (ver. 1.1, May 2019): U.S. Geological Survey Techniques and Methods, book 4, chap. B5, 148 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/tm4B5.

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Predicting attenuation of salinized surface- and groundwater-resources from legacy energy development in the Prairie Pothole Region

Oil and gas (energy) development in the Williston Basin, which partly underlies the Prairie Pothole Region in central North America, has helped meet U.S. energy demand for decades. Historical handling and disposal practices of saline wastewater co-produced during energy development resulted in salinization of surface and groundwater at numerous...

Preston, Todd M.; Anderson, Chauncey W.; Thamke, Joanna N.; Hossack, Blake R.; Skalak, Katherine; Cozzarelli, Isabelle M.
Attribution: Natural Hazards, Geologic Hazards Science Center, Natural Hazards, Geomagnetism Program, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, New York, United States of America, Alaska Science Center, Ecosystems, Region 11: Alaska, Geosciences and Environmental Change Science Center, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, Water Resources, Groundwater and Streamflow Information Program, United States of America, Leetown Science Center, Ecosystems, Cooperative Research Units, Region 1: North Atlantic-Appalachian, United States of America, South Atlantic Water Science Center (SAWSC), Water Resources, Region 2: South Atlantic-Gulf (Includes Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands), Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center (FRESC), Ecosystems, Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center (NOROCK), Ecosystems, Southwest Biological Science Center, Ecosystems, Central Energy Resources Science Center, Energy Resources Program, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, Washington Water Science Center, Water Resources, Oceans, Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center, Natural Hazards, Coastal and Marine Hazards and Resources Program, California, United States of America, Wetland and Aquatic Research Center, Ecosystems, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, Great Lakes Science Center, Ecosystems, Minerals, Geology, Minerals, Energy, and Geophysics Science Center, Mineral Resources Program, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, Alaska, United States of America, Great Lakes Science Center, Ecosystems, Geology, Minerals, Energy, and Geophysics Science Center, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, Alaska Science Center, Ecosystems, Region 11: Alaska, Alaska Science Center, Ecosystems, Region 11: Alaska, Upper Midwest Water Science Center, Water Resources, Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center (FRESC), Ecosystems, Volcano Hazards Program Office, Natural Hazards, Geologic Hazards Science Center, Natural Hazards, National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, Colorado, United States of America, Wyoming-Montana Water Science Center, Water Resources, Natural Hazards, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center, Natural Hazards, Coastal and Marine Hazards and Resources Program, Region 1: North Atlantic-Appalachian, United States of America, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Ecosystems, Region 1: North Atlantic-Appalachian, Geology, Minerals, Energy, and Geophysics Science Center, Mapping, Remote Sensing, and Geospatial Data, Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center, Land Resources, Earth Resources Observation and Science Center, United States of America, Requirements Capabilities and Analysis for Earth Observations, Great Lakes Science Center, Ecosystems, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, Water Resources, Southwest Biological Science Center, Ecosystems, South Atlantic Water Science Center (SAWSC), Water Resources, Toxic Substances Hydrology Program, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, Pennsylvania, United States of America, Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Water Science Center, Water Resources, Western Fisheries Research Center, Ecosystems, Fisheries Program, Biology and Ecosystems, National Wildlife Health Center, Ecosystems, United States of America, Astrogeology Science Center, Natural Hazards, Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center (FRESC), Ecosystems, Water Resources, Geology, Geophysics, and Geochemistry Science Center, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center (FRESC), Ecosystems, Alaska Science Center, Ecosystems, Region 11: Alaska, New Mexico Water Science Center, Water Resources, Earth Resources Observation and Science Center, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, Volcano Hazards Program Office, Wetland and Aquatic Research Center, Ecosystems, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, South Atlantic Water Science Center (SAWSC), Water Resources, Region 2: South Atlantic-Gulf (Includes Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands), Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Ecosystems, Region 1: North Atlantic-Appalachian, Fort Collins Science Center, Ecosystems, Land Change Science Program, United States of America, Earthquake Science Center, Natural Hazards, Earthquake Hazards Program, Wetland and Aquatic Research Center, Ecosystems, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, New England Water Science Center, Water Resources, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, Geosciences and Environmental Change Science Center, Land Change Science Program, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, United States of America, Volcano Hazards Program Office, Western Ecological Research Center, Ecosystems, Great Lakes Science Center, Ecosystems, Geologic Hazards Science Center, Natural Hazards, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, Upper Midwest Water Science Center, Water Resources, Lower Mississippi-Gulf Water Science Center, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, Volcano Hazards Program Office, Volcano Hazards Program Office, Central Midwest Water Science Center, Water Resources, Lower Mississippi-Gulf Water Science Center, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, Nebraska Water Science Center, Water Resources, California Water Science Center, Water Resources, Central Midwest Water Science Center, Colorado Water Science Center, Water Resources, Region 11: Alaska, United States of America, Central Midwest Water Science Center, California Water Science Center, Water Resources, Pacific Island Ecosystems Research Center, Ecosystems, Cooperative Research Units, Oceans, Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center, Natural Hazards, Coastal and Marine Hazards and Resources Program, Washington, United States of America, Western Ecological Research Center, Ecosystems, Western Fisheries Research Center, Ecosystems, Fisheries Program, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, Water Resources, Environmental Health, Water Resources, Toxic Substances Hydrology Program, United States of America, St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center, Region 2: South Atlantic-Gulf (Includes Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands), Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center, Ecosystems, Geologic Hazards Science Center, Natural Hazards, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, Pacific Island Ecosystems Research Center, Ecosystems, Nevada Water Science Center, Water Resources, Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center, Ecosystems, Wetland and Aquatic Research Center, Water Resources, Region 6: Arkansas-Rio Grande-Texas-Gulf, United States of America, Gulf of Mexico, Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center, Ecosystems, Western Ecological Research Center, Ecosystems, Wetland and Aquatic Research Center, Ecosystems, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, Pacific Islands Water Science Center, Water Resources, St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center, Region 2: South Atlantic-Gulf (Includes Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands), Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Ecosystems, Region 1: North Atlantic-Appalachian, Texas Water Science Center, Water Resources, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, Water, Colorado Water Science Center, Water Resources, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, Colorado, United States of America, Environmental Health, Utah Water Science Center, Water Resources, Toxic Substances Hydrology Program, , Pennsylvania, United States of America, Biology and Ecosystems, Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center (FRESC), Ecosystems, Wildlife Program, Washington, United States of America, Eastern Energy Resources Science Center, Energy Resources Program, United States of America, Oklahoma Water Science Center, Water Resources, Region 6: Arkansas-Rio Grande-Texas-Gulf, New England Water Science Center, Water Resources, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, Biology and Ecosystems, Geology, Minerals, Energy, and Geophysics Science Center, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, Colorado, United States of America, Water, Pennsylvania Water Science Center, Water Resources, National Water Quality Program, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, Pennsylvania, United States of America, Oceans, Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center, Coastal and Marine Hazards and Resources Program, Korea, South, Data, Tools, and Technology, Geology, Minerals, Energy, and Geophysics Science Center, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, United States of America, Wetland and Aquatic Research Center, Land Resources, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, United States of America, Biology and Ecosystems, National Wildlife Health Center, Ecosystems, Fish & Wildlife Disease, United States of America, Central Midwest Water Science Center, Water Resources, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, Natural Hazards, Geologic Hazards Science Center, Natural Hazards, Earthquake Hazards Program, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, United States of America, Lower Mississippi-Gulf Water Science Center, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center, Natural Hazards, Coastal and Marine Hazards and Resources Program, California Water Science Center, Water Resources, Western Ecological Research Center, Ecosystems, Nebraska Water Science Center, Water Resources, Lower Mississippi-Gulf Water Science Center, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, New Mexico Water Science Center, Water Resources, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, Eastern Energy Resources Science Center, Energy Resources Program, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, Alaska Science Center, Ecosystems, Region 11: Alaska, Wyoming-Montana Water Science Center, Water Resources, Groundwater and Streamflow Information Program, United States of America, Reston Biogeochemical Processes in Groundwater Laboratory

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Characterizing groundwater/surface-water interaction using hydrograph-separation techniques and groundwater-level data throughout the Mississippi Delta, USA

The Mississippi Delta, located in northwest Mississippi, is an area dense with industrial-level agriculture sustained by groundwater-dependent irrigation supplied by the Mississippi River Valley Alluvial aquifer (alluvial aquifer). The Delta provides agricultural commodities across the United States and around the world. Observed declines in...

Killian, Courtney D.; Asquith, William H.; Barlow, Jeannie R. B.; Bent, Gardner C.; Kress, Wade; Barlow, Paul M.; Schmitz, Darrel W.
Attribution: Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center, Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center, Western Fisheries Research Center, Ecosystems, Fisheries Program, Core Science Systems, National Geospatial Program, United States of America, Center of Excellence for Geospatial Information Science (CEGIS), Minerals, Geology, Geophysics, and Geochemistry Science Center, Mineral Resources Program, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, Colorado, United States of America, Other, Southwest Biological Science Center, Ecosystems, United States of America, Geologic Hazards Science Center, Natural Hazards, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, Western Ecological Research Center, Ecosystems, Great Lakes Science Center, Ecosystems, Geosciences and Environmental Change Science Center, Mineral Resources Program, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, United States of America, Alaska Science Center, Ecosystems, Region 1: North Atlantic-Appalachian, Central Energy Resources Science Center, Energy Resources Program, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, National Geospatial Program, United States of America, The National Map - Delivery, Alaska Science Center, Ecosystems, Region 11: Alaska, Lower Mississippi-Gulf Water Science Center, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, Eastern Energy Resources Science Center, Energy Resources Program, United States of America, Western Ecological Research Center, Ecosystems, Southwest Biological Science Center, Ecosystems, St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center, Region 2: South Atlantic-Gulf (Includes Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands), Natural Hazards, Earthquake Science Center, Natural Hazards, Earthquake Hazards Program, California, United States of America, Central Midwest Water Science Center, Alaska Science Center, Ecosystems, Region 11: Alaska, Natural Hazards, Geologic Hazards Science Center, Natural Hazards, Landslide Hazards Program, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, Colorado, United States of America, Natural Hazards, Geologic Hazards Science Center, Natural Hazards, Landslide Hazards Program, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, North Carolina, United States of America, Natural Hazards, Geologic Hazards Science Center, Natural Hazards, Landslide Hazards Program, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, United States of America, North Central Climate Adaptation Science Center, Western Fisheries Research Center, Ecosystems, Fisheries Program, Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center, Ecosystems, Cooperative Research Units, Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center (NOROCK), Ecosystems, St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center, Region 2: South Atlantic-Gulf (Includes Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands), Geosciences and Environmental Change Science Center, Land Change Science Program, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, United States of America, Upper Midwest Water Science Center, Ecosystems, Region 11: Alaska, California Water Science Center, Water Resources, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, Pacific Island Ecosystems Research Center, Ecosystems, Geosciences and Environmental Change Science Center, Land Change Science Program, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, United States of America, Environmental Health, New Jersey Water Science Center, Water Resources, Contaminant Biology Program, Region 1: North Atlantic-Appalachian, United States of America, Wetland and Aquatic Research Center, Ecosystems, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, Water Resources, Leetown Science Center, Ecosystems, Region 1: North Atlantic-Appalachian, Alaska Science Center, Ecosystems, Region 11: Alaska, Earthquake Science Center, Natural Hazards, Earthquake Hazards Program, Wetland and Aquatic Research Center, Ecosystems, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, South Atlantic Water Science Center (SAWSC), Water Resources, Region 2: South Atlantic-Gulf (Includes Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands), Upper Midwest Water Science Center, Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center, Ecosystems, Region 1: North Atlantic-Appalachian, Water Resources, Biology and Ecosystems, National Wildlife Health Center, Ecosystems, Fish & Wildlife Disease, United States of America, Astrogeology Science Center, Natural Hazards, California Water Science Center, Water Resources, Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center (FRESC), Ecosystems, United States of America, Wildland Fire Science, Upper Midwest Water Science Center, Geology, Geophysics, and Geochemistry Science Center, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, Fort Collins Science Center, Ecosystems, Oceans, Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center, Coastal and Marine Hazards and Resources Program, Region 11: Alaska, United States of America, Geology, Minerals, Energy, and Geophysics Science Center, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, Water Resources, Water Resources, Water Resources, Wetland and Aquatic Research Center, Ecosystems, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, Alaska Science Center, Ecosystems, Region 11: Alaska, Leetown Science Center, Ecosystems, Region 1: North Atlantic-Appalachian, Natural Hazards, Geologic Hazards Science Center, Natural Hazards, Earthquake Hazards Program, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, United States of America, Geologic Hazards Science Center, Natural Hazards, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, Fort Collins Science Center, Ecosystems, Geologic Hazards Science Center, Natural Hazards, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, Lower Mississippi-Gulf Water Science Center, Water Resources, Groundwater and Streamflow Information Program, Region 1: North Atlantic-Appalachian